Varicose Veins: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
While varicose veins are normally not life threatening, they can be painful and create medical and cosmetic problems
that can make life miserable.
“Fortunately, advances in medicine have made treatment for varicose veins quicker and easier than ever, with patients often experiencing same-day results,” says Kenneth A. Goldman, M.D., R.V.T., F.A.C.S., board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery, a registered vascular technologist, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the medical staff at UMCP.
At the Center for Vascular Care at University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP), board certified vascular surgeons along with skilled nurses and trained vascular staff offer a variety of treatment options for vascular conditions, including varicose veins.
Varicose veins tend to develop with age, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that half of all people 50 years and older have them. People with a family history of varicose veins are also at greater risk.
Left untreated, varicose veins will usually progress over time. The symptoms may worsen and veins will enlarge.
In years past, the main approach for getting rid of more severe varicose veins involved surgery and a lengthy recovery period. Today, most patients can have a procedure done in the morning and be back to their normal routine in the afternoon.
If you suffer from varicose veins, talk with your doctor or vascular surgeon about a treatment approach that is right for you.
Contact Renu at the desk to register (609) 497-2230
Screening Savvy--Monday, October 02, 2017 12:30pm
With dozens of medical screening options available to you, do you know which screening should be completed and when? Join Barbara Vaning, MHA, EMT Instructor and member of Princeton HealthCare System’s Community Education and Outreach Program for this informative session. Barbara will discuss the need for a screening, who regulates the timing, and the different types of screenings available.
AARP Safe Driving Class-October 5th & 6th 9am-12:30pm
$15 for AARP members $20 for non-members Payable at the door (cash or check). Checks should be made payable to AARP.
The techniques learned in this course could result in a reduction in car insurance premiums (consult your insurance company for details). Participants will learn a variety of defensive driving skills as well as new traffic laws and rules of the road. You must have a valid driver's license to be eligible for this course. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate to send to your insurance company.
Allergies & Asthma--Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:45am
With allergy and asthma season about to kick into high gear there is no better time to explore the best ways to manage environmental triggers. If you suffer from chronic nasal stuffiness, headaches, coughs, or other sinus, allergy or asthma symptoms, join us for this informative program led by Kristyn K. Phelps, MD, board certified in internal medicine and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System. Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatments of common allergy disorders.
Blood Pressure Checks—Tues. October 17th 10am-12pm
Vision Screening-Thurs. October 19th 10:00am-1:00pm
Princeton HealthCare System & the New Jersey Commission
for the Blind: offer free vision screenings to uninsured or
underinsured adults & kids.
Senior Flu Shots— Tues. Oct. 10th 9:00am – 1:30pm Senior Flu shots will be administered by Princeton HealthCare in the Wellness Center at the Senior Center. You will need an appointment, call Princeton Healthcare at 609-497-2230.
Cost: $34 cash or check or present your insurance card.
Fighting Dementia With a
Most everyone knows that a healthy diet and regular exercise are good for your heart, but growing evidence suggests they’re good for your brain too. More than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia in the United States, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
“Dementia is an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life,” says Anshu Bhalla, M.D., board certified in family medicine and geriatric medicine, and a member of the medical staff at University Medical Center of Princeton.
Symptoms of dementia can vary greatly. Memory problems are typically one of the first signs of dementia, though many people have memory loss issues that are not linked to dementia. If you or a loved one experience trouble with memory or other cognitive skills, see a doctor to determine a cause. Early diagnosis and treatment may be able to help slow the progression of dementia and improve quality of life.
Research suggests that combining good nutrition with mental, social and physical activities may have a greater benefit in maintaining or improving brain health than any single activity. Many of the same healthy lifestyle habits that are good for your cardiovascular health also benefit your brain. When it comes to fighting dementia, keeping both your body and your brain healthy is key. By adopting healthy lifestyle habits, you can reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s and other dementias and stay sharp as you grow older.
To find a physician with Princeton HealthCare System, call (888) 742-7496 or visit www.princetonhcs.org.
CONTACT PHC Desk to register (609) 497-2230
Thursday, September 14th 10:45am-11:45am
Preventing or minimizing the impact of heart disease and stroke is possible when you recognize symptoms and risk factors early. Steven Bergmann, MD, PhD, board certified in internal medicine and nuclear cardiology and Chairman of the Department of Medicine of Princeton HealthCare System will discuss how patients with cardiovascular disease and those who have a high risk of developing it can reduce their risk and prevent it from getting worse. Dr. Bergmann will discuss management of abnormal cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diseases of the heart and blood vessels and how individualized nutrition plans and lifestyle modifications can help you live a healthy life.